Baking: Short-Eared Owl


Asio flammeus

Length: 10-15 in Wingspan: 35-40 in Weight: 0.5-1 lbs


Rounded head with black around eyes. Males lighter than females. Short feathered “ear” tufts, often not clearly visible.




Range map by IUCN

Cool Facts:

Short-eared Owls are so named for their short “ear” feather tufts, which are often difficult to see. Like all owls – even the “horned” variety with more prominent feather tufts – the actual ears are located on the side of the head.

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